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How do I switch back to the style prior to version 89.0?

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The color scheme and the look of the browser are awful, and it's hard to see the plus sign to open a new tab. I would like to switch back to the previous color and style scheme (rectangular tabs and all). How can I do this?

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Hi,

We really encourage that you stay on the latest version to get the best browsing experience.

Any options to go back would be temporary and I would not recommend them. You may wish to look at the themes in https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/ and look for a theme more to your liking.

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Hi,

We really encourage that you stay on the latest version to get the best browsing experience.

Any options to go back would be temporary and I would not recommend them. You may wish to look at the themes in https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/ and look for a theme more to your liking.

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The new Firefox is awful. I cant get rid of the limited search options. So restricting. I cant get a decent normal color scheme without an addon. New tabs are restricted to Firefox choice only.. that or blank. Whats happened to default as per my preference? I dont want to search in the top bar; just a normal Google search and results that I can read. Is Mozilla doing a Microsoft trick with this? Must revert I'm afraid - please fix as-was with new options for those so minded. Thank you

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Seburo, this is about as far from the "best browsing experience" as you can get.

CHANGE IT BACK FIREFOX.

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PS this will work, at least for now. I'm so disgusted right now.

https://winaero.com/how-to-restore-classic-look-in-firefox-89-and-disable-proton-ui/

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Seburo said

Hi, We really encourage that you stay on the latest version to get the best browsing experience. Any options to go back would be temporary and I would not recommend them. You may wish to look at the themes in https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/ and look for a theme more to your liking.

I recommend the "DarkTheme" theme for anyone who has this problem. Sorry I didn't mark this as a good solution long ago. DarkTheme stops a lot of the eyeball burn, and gives enough contrast that the tabs are once again easy to use.

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LowTech said

I cant get rid of the limited search options. ... I dont want to search in the top bar; just a normal Google search and results that I can read.

Is this about the feature where, when you start typing in the search box on the built-in Firefox Home / new tab page, the cursor jumps up to the address bar? There is a preference to turn that off, but it does take a bit of work to find it because of the unusual name:

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button accepting the risk.

(2) In the search box in the page, type or paste handoff and pause while the list is filtered

(3) Double-click the browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.improvesearch.handoffToAwesomebar preference to switch the value from true to false

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More info on about:config: Configuration Editor for Firefox.

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